On March 7, 2009 the Bank of England began its aggressive policy of monetary stimulus, slashing interest rates to 0.5% and commencing quantitative easing. Now, four years on, with the UK economy teetering...
A panel of experts discuss the requirements of the Risk Management Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Model Act and how insurers can effectively prepare for it
Wide-ranging changes to the the OTC derivatives market are leading insurers to upgrade their collateral management systems, often quite substantially. But the complex requirements and computational power...
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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Trading strategies that follow trends, or market momentum, result in positively skewed distribution of trading returns. Strategies that are linear in the factors driving the momentum have been studied before, but Richard Martin and Ali Bana extend this...
The fragile state of the world’s advanced economies, as demonstrated by early February’s dire GDP figures for the eurozone showing a larger-than-expected contraction in the fourth quarter of 2012, underlines the need for policies to encourage growth...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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